“Israeli intel thwarts first known ISIS plot inside Jewish state”

  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/01/israeli-intel-thwarts-first-known-isis-plot-inside-jewish-state/?intcmp=hplnws  Posted from New York City   … [Read more...]

Could a dinosaur-killing asteroid also have intensified Earth’s volcanic eruptions?

Bolide collision

   http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/10/could-dino-killing-asteroid-have-pumped-up-giant-volcanoes/  Posted from New York City    … [Read more...]

It was scarcely easy for them

Attentat in Carthage

  The Smith family’s trust in Joseph came at a very high price. They moved with him from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois, chased by mobs. Hyrum Smith, the Prophet’s older brother, followed him faithfully to a violent death at Carthage Jail. Lucy Mack Smith gives some sense of the sorrow that the family endured in her account of the day that the bodies of Joseph and Hyrum were brought back from Carthage to Nauvoo:After the corpses were washed, and dressed in the … [Read more...]

“LDS Church Increases Aid to Refugees in Europe”

REfugees from Syria

  http://lds.net/blog/life/mormon-culture/service/lds-church-increases-aid-refugees-europe/?utm_source=lds.net+users&utm_campaign=572604ccb2-Week_43_Newsletter_Oct_01_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_608611419d-572604ccb2-86348953  Posted from New York City    … [Read more...]

From Manhattan

A view of Manhattan

   New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move. David Letterman   Posted from New York City   … [Read more...]

Exciting new developments at “The World Table”

The logo of the World Table

   Some of you are familiar with The World Table. I've been slightly involved with it for some time now, on the periphery, and I actually announced it a few years ago at a FairMormon conference. The World Table had a test rollout soon after that, but the unethical and hostile behavior and the personal malice of some of the posters -- to say nothing of their unprincipled cunning -- was far worse than the principal designers of the system … [Read more...]

President Nelson on being an apostle, and on filling the three vacancies

R. M. Nelson, MD, PhD

  An interesting interview: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865637915/President-Nelson-reflects-on-being-an-Apostle-of-the-Lord-discusses-possible-announcement-of-3-new.html?pg=1  Posted from Rochester, New York  … [Read more...]

“Did Joseph Smith take the easy path?”

At Liberty NOT!

  This week's Thursday Deseret News column is up: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865637975/Did-Joseph-Smith-take-the-easy-path.html  Posted from Victor, New York    … [Read more...]